25 days ago - req23606

Senior Technical Writer

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In a nutshell

Location

San Jose - CA, US

Team

Other corporate functions

Experience

8+ years

Degree

Bachelor

Job Category

Other technical job categories, Other job categories

Introduction

ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Mission

We are seeking an experienced Technical Writer with experience creating XSLT and DITA Open Toolkit scripts.You will also update and maintain documentation for a highly sophisticated engineer and developer audience in the semiconductor industry.

Job Description

Writer Job(75-100%):

  • Write, edit, and publish high-quality single-source product documentation authored in DITA XML using Oxygen XML Author, Adobe structured FrameMaker, and Microsoft Word, integrated with the Bluestream XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS)
  • Coordinate internal reviews of the product documentation
  • Publish documentation in PDF using Adobe Acrobat
  • Collaborate with other writers and the product engineering, development, customer support, and product marketing teams to develop and maintain product documentation

Information Architect Job(5-25%):

  • Design DITA-based documents, plan for content reuse, and create DITA maps – I do this
  • Design documentation look and feel, for all output types (PDF, online help, hover help) – I do this
  • Provide training for content reuse, publishing tools, and information architecture (the organization, labelling, navigation, and search systems that help an audience find, use, and manage information easily and successfully) – I also do this
  • Maintain publishing tools (DITA Open Toolkit plugins for required outputs: PDF, online help, hover help, and other formats as needed) using XSLT, XSLT-FO, Ant, Python, and CSS; develop new or updated publishing tools as required
  • Author and maintain script utilities, in Python or other scripting language, to streamline documentation processes
  • Maintain publishing interface with CCMS publishing platform
  • Perform system administrator tasks for the CCMS publishing platform – I also do this
  • Manage release process for documentation – I do this
  • Maintain documentation review tools – I do this
  • Act as a resource for the Technical Training and Document Control teams – I do this

Education

BS/BA degree required in English, Communication, Technical Writing, or other related degree.

Experience

  • At least five years’ experience writing and editing developer documentation for highly complex technology products.
  • Three or more years’ experience using DITA, DITA CCMS and MadCap Flare
  • Experience using oXygen or another XML authoring tool.
  • Ability to develop and maintain documents that contains a large number of DITA files
  • Ability to add and update index entries
  • Experience working with off-site authors and subject matter experts (SMEs), including editing content created by English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Experience creating and editing graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint and a screenshot utility, such as TechSmith SnagIt
  • Experience using source control tools, wikis, and bug tracking systems (Bitbucket, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA preferred)

·Proven experience doing the following:

  • Maintain publishing tools (DITA Open Toolkit plugins for required outputs: PDF, online help, hover help, and other formats as needed) using XSLT, XSLT-FO, Ant, Python, and CSS; develop new or updated publishing tools as required
  • Author and maintain script utilities, in Python or other scripting language, to streamline documentation processes
  • Developing DITA document architecture for product documentation
  • Defining documentation look and feel, for PDF and online help publications

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Antenna House or other third-party XSL-FO tools
  • Experience creating and maintaining online help
  • Experience writing and editing product and service documentation for chip design and manufacturing products in the semiconductor industry
  • Experience using Simple English or Basic English to document complex concepts for ESL audiences.
  • Experience with structured FrameMaker
  • Familiarity with UNIX tools and commands

Personal skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Context of the position

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings. The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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